Join the Texas Children in Nature network at the annual Summit and Champions Luncheon. The Summit will bring together leaders from the conservation, education, health, faith and built-environments to share best practices and new innovations that will inspire others to take action.

Texas Children in Nature (TCiN) is a program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TCiN supports the network of over 500 partner organizations who are dedicated to creating equitble access to nature for children and families. Research shows that children who learn and play in nature are healthier, happier and smarter. Join us this year at the Summit and find out why Texas continues to lead the children in nature movement to connect over 3 million children with nature each year. 

Location:  Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina, 707 North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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Registration includes: Access to all sessions, breakfast on Dec. 6 & 7 and access to the Champions Luncheon.

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Thursday, December 6 • 10:45am - 11:00am
Creating Natural Connections: Building and Bonding

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Through a series of partner and team activities, participants will investigate and explore various aspects of the natural world. These activities will be linked to environmental studies lessons and will accommodate multiple learning styles to excite participants. Thought provoking reflection cues will be used to enhance the discussion and to empower the participants' personal agency. A professional team building facilitator and outdoor educator will guide the discussions using Socratic technique and sentence stems. Participants will compare and contrast natural structures and forms and use metaphor as a means to explore connection to nature, self, other participants, as well as diversity and commonalities within populations and the world at large.


Patrick Olsen

Parks Program Coordinator Sr, Lower Colorado River Authority
Patrick Olsen loves ideas that inspire.  He loves to create new connections for people and feels inspired to share his love for the Earth.  Patrick is a program coordinator for LCRA Parks, and also manages the team building program.  He holds a degree in psychology, and spends... Read More →

Thursday December 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am CST
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